His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up — or down — and galvanize the American public.
We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he’s commander in chief. Here is everything Trump has tweeted since he was sworn in as 45th president of the United States. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. And, as much as possible, we'll relate what else was going on at the time. Check back for more as Trump continues to tweet.
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President Trump lashed out at former opponent Hillary Clinton in a tweet on Wednesday.
Trump appeared to take offense at Clinton's appearance Tuesday night on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," where she criticized the speech Trump had given earlier in the day before the United Nations General Assembly.
In Trump's remarks, he mocked North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong Un, as “Rocket Man on a suicide mission” and threatened "to totally destroy" Kim's “depraved regime.”
He also vowed to “crush loser terrorists” and condemned a “small group of rogue regimes,” including Iran, for threatening global stability.
"I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation of the world should be delivering," Clinton told Colbert.
Trump's tweet about Clinton came three days after he posted a video made to look like he’d hit a golf ball that knocked her over. That tweet prompted predictable outrage from Democrats.
Taken together, Trump’s communication efforts serve to rally supporters to a common cause or, at least, opposition to common enemies.
— This post contains reporting from staff writers Cathleen Decker and Alex Wigglesworth